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    Flawless Wozniacki eases into Istanbul second round

    (Reuters) - World number two Caroline Wozniacki powered past Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-2 6-2 to reach the second round of the Istanbul Cup on Tuesday. Denmark's Wozniacki was barely troubled by world number 101 Alexandrova as she converted five out of six break points to win her first

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    Goffin fights back from the brink to beat Granollers

    By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - World number 10 David Goffin survived a scare against Spaniard Marcel Granollers after fighting back from 5-1 down in the second set to win his second round tie in the Barcelona Open on Tuesday 4-6 7-6(2) 6-2. Granollers, ranked 129 in the world, made a flying

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    Error-prone Sharapova falls to Garcia in Stuttgart opener

    (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova's claycourt season got off to a poor start on Tuesday as she lost in three sets to Caroline Garcia in the first round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. France's Garcia staged a strong fightback to prevail 3-6 7-6(6) 6-4 in two hours and 44 minutes for

  • Froome named in Sky team for Giro
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    Froome named in Sky team for Giro

    (Reuters) - Team Sky have named Britain's Chris Froome in their team for the Giro d'Italia starting next month despite the ongoing investigation into his adverse doping test. Briton Froome, 32, is fighting to clear his name after an increased dosage of asthma medication at the Vuelta a Espana

  • Sharapova eyes more grand slam glory
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    Sharapova eyes more grand slam glory

    (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova will not settle for lower-tier titles after making her comeback last year and the former world number one is determined to add to her five grand slam crowns. The 31-year-old Russian returned from a 15-month doping ban at the Stuttgart Grand Prix last April and Sharapova has

  • Questions on sailing, triathlon remain for 2020 : IOC's Coates
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    Questions on sailing, triathlon remain for 2020 : IOC's Coates

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 still faces questions on judo, sailing and triathlon, where issues about water quality in particular remain unresolved, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates said on Tuesday with just over two years to prepare. Coates, who is also

  • NBA's Stephen Curry lands TV, film deal with Sony Pictures
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    NBA's Stephen Curry lands TV, film deal with Sony Pictures

    NBA star Stephen Curry has signed a multi-year film and television deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Hollywood studio said on Monday, as the Golden State Warriors player makes a play to be the latest athlete to break into entertainment. "We're thrilled to work alongside Steph to bring

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    Jets get back down to business in hunt for Stanley Cup

    (Reuters) - The Winnipeg Jets had a weekend to savor their maiden playoff series win but are back to work as they prepare for a colossal second-round match-up that will pit the National Hockey League's two best teams against each other. The Jets enjoyed an impressive opening round of the Stanley

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    Karlovic beats former Barcelona Open champion Robredo

    Croatia's Ivo Karlovic hit 29 aces as he beat Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-7(5) 7-6(8) 6-4 in the first round of the Barcelona Open on Monday. Karlovic will face another Spaniard in eighth seed Roberto Bautista Agut on Tuesday in the round of 32. Pablo Cuevas, Rogerio Dutra Silva, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez

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    LTA aims to double women taking up tennis coaching roles

    (Reuters) - The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) wants to double the number of women tennis coaches in Britain to 1,600 in the next five years and their ambitious goal has received the backing of former Fed Cup captain Judy Murray. Speaking at the Women's Coach Conference organized by the LTA in Birmingham

  • Soccer: VAR still right in the spotlight after FA Cup no-show
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    Soccer: VAR still right in the spotlight after FA Cup no-show

    By Peter Hall LONDON (Reuters) - Introduced to provide help for under pressure referees, the role of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) still remains unclear after more questions over consistency arose at Wembley on Sunday. With Southampton trailing Chelsea 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-final, referee Martin

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    LPGA Rankings

    Apr 23 (OPTA) - The LPGA Rankings on Apr 16 Rnk Prv Total 1. (1) Shanshan Feng (China PR) 345.42 2. (2) Lexi Thompson (US) 283.70 3. (3) Inbee Park (Korea Republic) 233.58 4. (4) Sung Hyun Park (Korea Republic) 322.22 5. (5) So-Yeon Ryu (Korea Republic) 283.39 6. (6) Ariya Jutanugarn (Thailand) 320.67

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    World Rankings

    Apr 23 (OPTA) - The World Rankings on Apr 22 Rnk Prv Total 1. (1) Dustin Johnson (US) 433.64 2. (2) Justin Thomas (US) 475.96 3. (3) Jordan Spieth (US) 414.14 4. (4) Jon Rahm (Spain) 396.09 5. (5) Justin Rose (England) 334.08 6. (6) Rickie Fowler (US) 337.81 7. (7) Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) 271.22

  • London Marathon runner dies in hospital : organizers
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    London Marathon runner dies in hospital : organizers

    A 29-year-old chef who collapsed while running in Sunday's London Marathon has died in hospital, event organizers said on Monday. Matt Campbell went down 22.5 miles into the race and was treated by doctors before being rushed to hospital. Campbell, who completed the Manchester Marathon this month

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    European Tour Trophée Hassan II Scores

    Apr 23 (OPTA) - Scores from the European Tour Trophée Hassan II on Sunday -8 Alexander Levy (France) 72 69 69 70 -7 Alvaro Quiros (Spain) 67 70 72 72 -6 Alexander Björk (Sweden) 74 69 69 70 Mikko Ilonen (Finland) 72 72 66 72 Joakim Lagergren (Sweden) 68 73 71 70 Andrea Pavan (Italy) 75 71 70 66 -5 Andy

  • Tokyo 2020 must address questions, says IOC's Coates
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    Tokyo 2020 must address questions, says IOC's Coates

    By Jack Tarrant TOKYO (Reuters) - John Coates, chairman of the IOC's Coordination Committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, told organizers on Monday that stakeholders may lose confidence in their ability to host the Games if they do not answer questions about preparations. Speaking at the International

  • Golf: Park to regain world number one ranking
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    Golf: Park to regain world number one ranking

    (Reuters) - South Korea's Park In-bee will return to the top of the women's world golf rankings for the first time in 2 1/2 years after finishing tied for second at the LPGA's HUGEL-JTBC LA Open on Sunday. The seven-times major champion will jump from third place to overtake China's

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    Golf-Park to regain world number one ranking

    South Korea's Park In-bee will return to the top of the women's world golf rankings for the first time in 2 1/2 years after finishing tied for second at the LPGA's HUGEL-JTBC LA Open on Sunday. The seven-times major champion will jump from third place to overtake China's Shanshan Feng

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    PGA Tour Valero Texas Open Scores

    Apr 22 (OPTA) - Scores from the PGA Tour Valero Texas Open on Sunday -17 Andrew Landry (USA) 69 67 67 68 -15 Trey Mullinax (USA) 74 68 62 69 Sean O'Hair (USA) 72 70 65 66 -14 Jimmy Walker (USA) 71 69 67 67 -13 Zach Johnson (USA) 70 65 68 72 -12 Joaquin Niemann (Chile) 72 70 67 67 -11 Ryan Moore (

  • CONCACAF cancels women's tournament in Nicaragua due to violence
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    CONCACAF cancels women's tournament in Nicaragua due to violence

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) canceled its Under-17 women's championship on Sunday after political violence spread across the host nation Nicaragua. "CONCACAF determined that to guarantee the safety of the delegations

  • Golf: Chilean Niemann finishes sixth in stellar professional debut
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    Golf: Chilean Niemann finishes sixth in stellar professional debut

    (Reuters) - Former world number one amateur Joaquin Niemann made a brilliant professional debut when he finished sixth at the Texas Open on Sunday. The 19-year-old from Chile became the first man since Anthony Kim in 2006 to post a top-10 in his pro debut on the PGA Tour, according to the tour. Kim

  • Landry wins Texas Open by two shots for PGA Tour breakthrough
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    Landry wins Texas Open by two shots for PGA Tour breakthrough

    (Reuters) - Andrew Landry built a big lead and held on for his first PGA Tour victory, a two-stroke triumph at the Texas Open in San Antonio on Sunday. Texas-born Landry, who lives in nearby Austin, birdied the first three holes after starting the day tied for the lead with fellow American Zach Johnson

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    Motorcycling: Marquez wins in Texas for sixth year in a row

    Honda's reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez ran away with the Grand Prix of the Americas for the sixth year in a row on Sunday to take his first victory of the season in dominant fashion. The 25-year-old Spaniard was handed a three-place grid penalty in qualifying and started fourth, but

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    Narasaki and Garnbret win second stage of Bouldering World Cup in Moscow

    (Reuters) - Slovenian Janja Garnbret and Japan's Tomoa Narasaki won the second round of IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Moscow, with the two countries sweeping all six medals in the finals on Sunday. World number two Garnbret and Miho Nonaka recorded the exact same score in the women's final but

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    Volvo Ocean Race back to full strength as eighth leg gets underway

    (Reuters) - All seven boats took the starting line as the eighth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race got underway in Itajai, Brazil on Sunday, with Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag returning to the water after losing a crew member. Scallywag were forced to drop out of the seventh leg from Auckland to Itajai after